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    TerraMobility released BuddyGuard beta 3


    TerraMobility has released BuddyGuard beta 3, an app to protect your berry in case of theft or loss. While free during beta, this app is capable of securing your device with a lock, that only displays your contact information and a button to call you, the owner. This screen will also show up, if your (lost) device is rebooted.

    Moreover, once aware of your misery, you can even wipe your device, from SD card and mem content to contacts and mails remotely OTA.
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    I am liking this app.

    Going to give it a try.
    Last edited by RobinM; 01-29-2010 at 09:12 AM.
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    Please keep us updated!


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    Well I just had a wee fiddle with it (mfg and the GPS works great. As long as the GPS is activated on the device, you e-mail (or SMS) a specific command to the phone and it sends you a message in return with a Goggle maps link to its current location.

    The thing I like allot is that when you e-mail the phone (haven't tried SMS) it doesn't make a sound when it gets the message and it responds silently as well.

    Tried the alert (to help you find the phone around the house etc.) as well and that works well.

    The remote locking feature gives the owners name and contact number, plus a button that allows you to use the phone to call your pre-specified contact number.

    Breiti, I see you have a 9500, I wonder if you could get around the locking by booting in safe mode? I am not sure how to do this on the 9520 as it doesn't have the physical keys like the 9500.

    Tried a battery pull while it was locked, and it does stay activated after re-boot. As i have a 9520 with the new touchscreen 'back' key I could not test to see if it would stay active if it was rebooted in 'safe mode' .

    I will try the remote data wiping when the next 9520 leak comes out!
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    Thanks for your comprehensive test! I've tried everything to fool it myself - e.g. as you've suggested to boot in safe mode - but the screen once activated is ALWAYS on - seems a) pretty secure to me and b) kind of cool, isn't it?!


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    Another feature that maybe useful is being able to remotely turn on GPS. I know allot of folk normally have it turned off to save battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinM View Post
    Another feature that maybe useful is being able to remotely turn on GPS. I know allot of folk normally have it turned off to save battery life.
    You are describing my habits ...so what about remotely leaking other ppls battery ...sorry, stupid, I know - getting GPS enabled via email command imho is great, you will be easily able to locate your lost or stolen berry!


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    On a side note, I am pretty impressed with the accuracy of the GPS on the Storm 2. On my old Nokia N95 you would be lucky to get any satellites indoors, however with the S2 it found 7!

    When I tried finding my berries location, it came back with my exact house and the one on either side of it. It didn't even contemplate the odd numbers on the other side of the street (which are only about 20 foot away).

    Quote Originally Posted by breiti View Post
    ...so what about remotely leaking other ppls battery ..
    That is why you would really need a good password, last thing you want is someone getting hold of it and wiping your berry for 'a laugh' - (not that you would be the one laughing!!!)
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    I tried a remote 'messages' wipe. It took out my e-mail but left my SMS.
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    RobinM... how is the memory and battery while running this?
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    I haven't really noticed any major battery drain and looking at the memory logs, it is hovering between 133.3-134.2MB for free application memory.
    Last edited by RobinM; 01-30-2010 at 08:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinM View Post
    I haven't really noticed any major battery drain and looking at the memory logs, it is hovering between 133.3-134.2MB for free application memory.

    RobinM, thanks for you great input on this app. I installed after reading your findings and found this to be a great alternative to SmartGuard, only without the expense.

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